After letting us all in the dark for several weeks we again receive a word from the Lab-Box team.
Once again there was a delay in Lab-Box’s communication updates and another promise wasn’t kept. Of course this belated update has the same old purpose that we already know too well – they are sorry but they have to tell us another unforseen delay in delievery and the scapegoat is clear: the Chinese!
As I currently have a long article in the making which still needs some time to be finished I’ll just post a short update as the Lab-Box Kickstarter campaign informed all backers about its latest progress.
No reason for premature celebrations but it looks like the Lab-Box development tank will one day become reality. The makers posted a new update here and they seem to have made some progress. And they encountered new issues, so hang on…
I don’t even want to comment much on this any more but apparently they need another month before they are even able to tell us the delivery date. I bet by then they will find a new excuse why it will take another year or so.
The Lab Box project has published a new blog post and they do no longer give a concrete delivery date about when they will ship the devices that were paid for almost 2 years ago.
Lab-Box Kickstarter project posted another update and it looks like the arrival of the final product might become reality in the near future.
Once again changed plans concerning production of the parts which will take place in China completely. They state this decision was made due to several reasons. To keep this post short you can read all the stuff here.
It still seems that this Kickstarter – as opposed to what I heard about so many other hardware projects on Kickstarter – will really deliver and maybe even be on time.
They sent two recent updates and I just wanted to point you to the latest one as it shows some progress in the development of the box.
I recently got notice of a neat Kickstarter project started by ars imago. They are a well known supporter of all things analog photography, they have a great online store and just some weeks ago they opened a small store here in Zurich. They have been developing a daylight-loading film tank which looks nice and is very promising.
If you develop your films at home (as I do) you probably have a developer tank already but I found the project promising enough to be supported – or at least ars imago’s engagement for keeping the film thing alive. So I spent a little money and hopefully will get a new toy by the end of the year.
I’ll keep you posted how it goes.
(* image is from the kickstarter page)